September 29 is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 93 days remaining until the end of the year.
Events September 29.
Up to 1900 September 29
61 BC – Pompey the Great celebrates his third triumph, for victories over the pirates and the end of the Mithridatic Wars on his 45th birthday.
48 BC – Ptolemy XIII of Egypt had Pompey murdered and his head cut off on his 58th birthday. Pompey’s head and ring are kept for Julius Caesar (some sources give September 28).
AD 855 – Pope Benedict III becomes Pope.
1015 – St. Michael’s Church in Hildesheim, present-day Lower Saxony, Germany, is consecrated; It is now on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
1227 – Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor is excommunicated by Pope Gregory IX for not taking part in the Crusades.
1364 – Battle of Auray – English forces defeat French at Brittany; end of the Breton War of Succession
1567 – At a dinner, the Duke of Alva arrests the Count of Egmont and the Count of Horne for treason.
1717 – An earthquake strikes Antigua, Guatemala, destroying much of the city.
1760 – The French surrender at Fort Detroit to the British.
1774 – Publication of the Sorrows of Young Werther makes Johann Wolfgang von Goethe famous.
1789 – United States War Department first establishes regular army with strength of several hundred men.
1789 – First United States Congress adjourns.
1829 – London’s reorganized police force goes on duty, and later becomes known as Scotland Yard. The Metropolitan Police force is founded.
1850 – A Roman Catholic hierarchy is re-established in England, Wales by Pope Pius IX.
1864 – American Civil War: Battle of Chaffin’s Farm is fought.
1885 – The first practical public electric tramway in the world is opened in Blackpool, England, United Kingdom.
1901 – 2000 September 29
1902 – Impresario David Belasco’s first Broadway theater opens.
1907 – The cornerstone is laid at Washington National Cathedral.
1911 – Italy declares war on the Ottoman Empire.
1913 – Mexican Revolution: The Battle of Torreon is fought.
1918 – Hindenburg Line is broken by Allied forces during World War I.
1923 – The British mandate for Palestine takes effect.
1932 – Chaco War: Last Day of the Battle of Boquerón.
1934 – The Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City is opened.
1938 – Britain and France, Nazi Germany and Italy sign the Munich Agreement allowing Germany to occupy the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia.
1939 – World War II: Poland is divided between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union.
1941 – Holocaust: The Babi Yar massacre begins.
1943 – World War II: United States General Dwight D. Eisenhower and Italian Marshal Pietro Badoglio sign an armistice aboard the British ship Nelson off the shore of Malta.
1944 – World War II: Soviet forces invade Yugoslavia.
1949 – The Communist Party of China writes the Common Programme for the future People’s Republic of China, which is declared by Mao Zedong two days later, on October 1.
1954 – Convention establishing CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) is signed.
1960 – Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev disrupts the UN General Assembly meeting with a series of angry outbursts.
1961 – The New York Times publishes music critic Robert Sheldon’s review of a performance from little known singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, which will lead to Dylan’s discovery by Columbia Records representative John Hammond
1962 – Alouette 1, the first Canadian satellite is launched.
1963 – The University of East Anglia is founded in Norwich, England, United Kingdom.
1964 – Mafalda, a comic strip by the Argentine cartoonist Quino, first appears in newspapers.
1966 – The Chevrolet Camaro, originally named “Panther”, is introduced.
1971 – Oman joins the Arab League.
1972 – Sino-Japanese relations: Japan establishes diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China after breaking official ties with the Republic of China.
1977 – Muhammad Ali defends his heavyweight boxing world title against Earnie Shavers.
1988 – NASA resumes space shuttle flights, grounded after the Challenger disaster.
1990 – Washington National Cathedral is completed.
1991 – A military coup occurs in Haiti.
1992 – Fernando Collor de Mello, President of Brazil, resigns.
1995 – PlayStation goes on sale in Europe.
1996 – Super Mario 64, a well-known Nintendo 64 video game, is released in the US.
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2002 – The 14th Asian Games begin in Busan, South Korea.
2004 – The asteroid 4179 Toutatis passes within four lunar distances of Earth.
2006 – A plane collision in Brazil kills 154 people on board a Boeing 737. The cargo plane manages an emergency landing.
2007 – Calder Hall power station at Sellafield, Cumbria, England, is demolished.
2008 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average index falls by 777.68 points in a single day.
2009 – A magnitude 8.1 earthquake causes a tsunami near Samoa and American Samoa, killing at least 189 people, including 9 in Tonga.
2013 – At least 42 people are killed by members of Boko Haram in Gujba, Nigeria.
2014 – Ashraf Ghani is sworn in as President of Afghanistan.
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